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Surg Oncol. 2007 Dec;16 Suppl 1:S153-5. Epub 2007 Nov 26.

Colonic stenting for malignant disease: review of literature.

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Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy. gianlorenzo.dionigi@uninsubria.it

Abstract

Colonic stents potentially offer effective palliation for patients with bowel obstruction attributable to incurable malignancy, and a "bridge to surgery" for those in whom emergency surgery would necessitate a stoma. Literature search of the Medline, Scopus and Cochrane Library was performed to identify comparative studies reporting outcomes on colonic stenting and surgery for large bowel obstruction; and to identify the use of stents as a "bridge to the elective surgery". Colorectal stenting can be considered a safe and effective procedure with a low mortality and morbidity for both preoperative and palliative decompression of colonic obstruction.

PMID:
18023172
DOI:
10.1016/j.suronc.2007.10.017
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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